An inside-painted rock-crystal 'landscape' snuff bottle
Wang Xisan, dated 1965 The stone of smokey grey with dark inclusions, finely painted on the interior with a continuous scene of a peddlar and a figure with umbrella on one side, the reverse with an additional two figures sharing an umbrella and walking towards a pavilion with an attendant. 5.2cm high.
Wang Xisan (1938-), learned inside painting from Ye Bengqi and Ye Xiaofeng, following the style of Ye Zhongsan. In 1967, he established his own school, the Ji school, with many new students. By using transitional Chinese ink and colour, oil colour and acrylic colour, he tended to have detail brushstrokes, various subject matter and delicate composition. This is a particularly early example, before he established his own school.
This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.
ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.
If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.
Buyers' Premium and Charges
For all Sales categories excluding Wine:
Buyer's Premium Rates 25% up to HKD800,000 of the Hammer Price 20% from HKD800,001 to HKD15,000,000 of the Hammer Price 12% over HKD15,000,000 of the Hammer Price.
For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.